ESUMC’s Response to COVID-19 Coronavirus

[UPDATED 27 MAY 2020] On Sunday, 31 May, the church building will be reopened for Sunday public worship, meaning you may attend worship in the church building beginning Sunday at 11:15. It will be the first time that we hold in-person Sunday morning worship in the church building since 8 March. We give thanks to … [Read more…]

News and Events for Week of 25 May

WORSHIP TIME – Beginning on 31 May, we will return to our usual 11:15 worship time for Sundays. CHURCH BUILDING OPENING FOR WORSHIP – The church building will be open for public worship beginning on 31 May. Each Sunday worship attendees may come to the church building for worship or attend online via Zoom. The … [Read more…]

Home Prayer Service for 24 May

This week’s In-Home Morning Prayer Service for 24 May is available on the UMC Austria blog: https://blog.emk.at/2020/05/23/home-prayer-service-for-24-may/

News and Events for Week of 18 May

“Let God rise up, let his enemies be scattered; let those who hate him flee before him. As smoke is driven away, so drive them away; as wax melts before the fire, let the wicked perish before God. But let the righteous be joyful; let them exult before God; let them be jubilant with joy.” … [Read more…]

Special In-Person Communion Service on 21 May

On Thursday, 21 May 2020 at 18:00, Pastor Matthew will lead a short 30-minute service of Holy Communion in the church building in celebration of the Ascension of Our Lord. You are invited to attend this in-person worship service. There will be no online service, only in-person. This service will be the first time that … [Read more…]

Results of Ballot #1 on Congregational Decisions

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the annual congregational meeting (called a church conference or Bezirksversammlung) was cancelled. The superintendent authorized the elected leaders of the church (who are collectively called a charge conference or Bezirkskonferenz) to make decisions on behalf of the congregation’s members pursuant to §246 of church law (Kirchenordnung). Read the Pastor Matthew’s … [Read more…]

Home Prayer Service for 17 May

This week’s In-Home Morning Prayer Service for 17 May is available on the UMC Austria blog: https://blog.emk.at/2020/05/12/home-prayer-service-for-17-may/

ESUMC Supports Diakonie COVID-19 Fund

On Sunday, 3 May, Pastor Matthew announced that ESUMC gave a €1,000 donation to the Diakonie COVID-19 relief fund. The gift came from the ESUMC mission fund which supports several ESUMC mission initiatives including the United Methodist mission in Albania. Diakonie director Maria Katharina Moser offered a brief word of thanks to the congregation during … [Read more…]

Home Prayer Service for 10 May

This week’s In-Home Morning Prayer Service for 10 May is available on the UMC Austria blog: https://blog.emk.at/2020/05/09/home-prayer-service-for-10-may/

ESUMC Family Fun Quiz Night on 9 May

ESUMC Family Fun Quiz NightSaturday, 9 May 2020 at 19:00 CET (Zoom call starting at 18:30 if you want to chat)Email Pastor Matthew for the Zoom link Gather your household around the computer on Saturday night because it is the ESUMC Family Fun Quiz Night! Join Quizmaster Andrew Stones in a lively, family-friendly 50 question … [Read more…]